Cafe Assistant

Location: Coram’s Fields, Kings Cross
Hours: Hours will vary throughout the year in line with the cafe’s busier periods and will include one weekend day and school holidays.
Salary and Benefits: London Living Wage (currently £13.15/hour) + holiday uplift of 12.07%, Cycle to work scheme, training and development opportunities, discounted sport and hall hire, discounted childcare (holiday clubs), free employee assistance programme (EAP)
Contract: Permanent

We are pleased to be recruiting to the role of Cafe Assistant. As Cafe Assistant, you will work to maintain, sustain and develop our vibrant coffee, food and drinks service operation, which forms a much-loved part of our park and playground. 

For full Job Description and Person Specification, click the link below.

Responsibilities include:


  • To prepare and serve hot and cold drinks, food, snacks and ice cream to customer specifications.
  • To maintain excellent customer relations with clear communication at all times.
  • To ensure the cafe is opened and closed in line with procedures when working solo or with other team members. 
  • To undertake daily food hygiene checks and comply with food hygiene standards.
  • To ensure equipment, surfaces and all other ares are kept clean throughout shifts and at close.
  • To monitor the cafe’s public spaces and the immediate vicinity within the park and playground and work with our grounds team to ensure the safety and appearance of the cafe environment.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply for the role, please provide an up to date CV And cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4), outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how your experience and skills meet the requirements detailed in the job description and person specification. All completed application forms should be returned to us by email to or via post to Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to make early applications for the role should they be interested. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 14 days of applying; if you have not been contacted within this time then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

Diversity and inclusion matter to us. Coram’s Fields is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve, and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the families and children we work with.

Coram’s Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service.